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Predatory Pricing For Mainlanders in Lahaina Kaanapali

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Recession

Visalia, CA

#1 Feb 27, 2009
West Maui, with its opulent beauty, is a vacationer’s paradise – except, unfortunately, for the predatory pricing of Lahaina and Kaanapali restaurants and activities.

Charging “boom time” prices during a recession seems like arrogance, and will turn out to be counterproductive, as economy-challenged visitors trying to save their last pennies will depart with empty pockets and negative, resentful feelings.

As restaurateurs know (or should have learned), satisfied customers tell six persons. Dissatisfied customers – ones who have been taken advantage of – tell 20 persons.

The shortsighted “boom time” pricing strategy during this recession will likely prevent sustained growth in the West Maui vacation economy for the next two years.

MILAN MORAVEC, Lahaina/Walnut Creek, California
Crises in Maui

Visalia, CA

#2 Feb 27, 2009
West Maui, with its opulent beauty, is a vacationer’s paradise – except, unfortunately, for the predatory pricing of Lahaina and Kaanapali restaurants and activities.
Charging “boom time” prices during a recession seems like arrogance, and will turn out to be counterproductive, as economy-challenged visitors trying to save their last pennies will depart with empty pockets and negative, resentful feelings.
As restaurateurs know (or should have learned), satisfied customers tell six persons. Dissatisfied customers – ones who have been taken advantage of – tell 20 persons.
The shortsighted “boom time” pricing strategy during this recession will likely prevent sustained growth in the West Maui vacation economy for the next two years.
MILAN MORAVEC, Lahaina/Walnut Creek, California
Lahaina

Pleasant Hill, CA

#3 Jan 2, 2010
Occupancy is now below 50% & continuing to fall. Predatory pricing to mainlanders by Lahaina & Kaanapali restaurants and activities continues to drive vacationers to alternative locations.
Maui No Ka Oi

Honolulu, HI

#4 Jan 10, 2010
Typical ha'ole haole. Take, take, take.

Comes here and has all the solutions for us. Thanks, but no thanks.

Go home.
Lahaina

Pleasant Hill, CA

#5 Jan 15, 2010
Maui No Ka Oi wrote:
Typical ha'ole haole. Take, take, take.
Comes here and has all the solutions for us. Thanks, but no thanks.
Go home.
We ha'ole haole's are at home in a state in the United States of America thank-you

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